Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 53 – Vocabulary Skills – Suffixes -ful & -less

Welcome back to another ESL podcast! I’m back with some more vocabulary today, and of course, your favorite type of skill….

SUFFIXES!

Two common suffixes you can add to words to make adjectives are -ful and -less. The suffix -ful means “full of” (fearful = full of fear, cheerful = full of cheer) and -less means “without” (fearless = without fear). For some words, either suffix can be added. For others, you can use on suffix but not the other.

-ful -ful and -less -less
successful painful/painless priceless
beautiful hopeful/hopeless sleepless
stressful thoughtful/thoughtless jobless
  useful/useless homeless

Task

Look at these word roots. which can take -ful and which can take -less? Which can take either? Make a diagram like the one above.

Words: harm, truth, power, point, beauty, care, help, worth

-ful -ful and less -less

2. Match the root word and correct suffix -ful or -less to complete these sentences.

Words: stress, home, fear, harm, wonder, point, success, power

  1. It’s _____________ to have come here. I’m so glad you invited me to come to this speaking engagement.
  2. A phobia is more than merely being _______________of something, like heights.
  3. You probably fear failure because it may be ____________ to your image.
  4. You feel ____________ when you’re in situations that you cannot control.
  5. Traveling can be very _____________ for a lot of us.
  6. After a lot of hard work, he was ___________in finally establishing himself as the CEO of the company.
  7. Her friends tried to reason with her, but it was _____________. She wouldn’t listen.
  8. In America, 1 million government workers are fearful that they may become _______________.

Interviewee #027 – Gerri Cortez on Thailand & Personal Brand Building

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Gerri went through a mid-life crisis before being inspired by a friend’s physique. She then ventured off to Phuket Thailand where she was only supposed to stay for 4 months, but then it turned into 5 years. After that, digital marketing, personal branding, SEO and so many things (ecommerce) came into play. Here’s 1 of the first to this series!

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Things we discussed:

Thailand and her internal feelings, places that she visited and about Muay Thai.

Her experience in Phuket and Muay Thai gyms.

Talked about Muay Thai boxing and its training.

Dropshipping business and earning an income online.

Shared about the interviewee’s experience in sales funnels, social media marketing, sourcing for dropshipping business and tough times in running a drop shipping business.

Shared about the discovery of her crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter and her learning curve in sales, building an online store and bad operation costs of running a dropshipping business, as well as selling online.

Digital marketing skill, being a copywriter and an affiliate SEO.

Personal branding.

Instagram Marketing.

How does a beginner start with personal branding. Why is personal branding essential.

Creating content that people want.

How to monetize your personal branding once you build a community through social media.

Affiliate marketing and how to utilize it.

Sharing about how to create an online presence and online image through social media channels.

Sharing on how to engage and create value for your audiences.

Podcasting.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 19 – Vocabulary – Phrasal Verbs Connected with Travel

Here we go! Some phrasal verbs you can understand and use IMMEDIATELY! Traveling, especially for my Thais, is tough because of the language barriers.  To take that further, I remember when I met a Japanese girl on a bus in Hawaii and she couldn’t speak ANY ENGLISH! Imagine traveling the world without knowing English! Well, do not fear! I’ve got a pocket book for you today.

Task – Look at these sentences.  Match the phrasal verbs in bold with the letters down below.

  1. We got on the first flight but we got off due to a mechanical issue.
  2. When all the passengers were in their seats, the plane finally took off.
  3. She got into the car and drove down the street.  When she arrived at her location, she got out of the car, only to realize that she forgot some important documents back home.
  4. This bus is really old.  I think it’s going to break down any minute. *breaks down*
  5. Excuse me, sir.  Could you please tell me what time the flight from Paris gets in? I’m meeting someone on it.
  6. They checked in their bags at Changi airport before going through the very easy passport control lanes.
  7. I took a long journey last year.  I set off from Bangkok around 10pm and arrived in America about 30 hours later.
  8. Because I have such a flexible schedule, I love to get away every two months and travel to neighboring countries.

a. start a journey

b. enter/leave (a train, bus, boat, plane)

c. go somewhere different to have a rest or holiday.

d. arrive

e. show your ticket/give your bags to someone

f. stop working (any form of transportation)

g. enter/leave (a car)

h. start flying.

Answers in podcast down below.

Task 2 – Complete the text with these following words: away, down, in, into, off (x2), on, out of

Last week my sister and I decided to get ___________ for the weekend because of the long holidays.  We decided to go to Kanchanaburi.  We set __________ early, at around 8am.  We got _____________ my friend’s car, which is a Ford Focus because it’s the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the market today.  The only problem was that her car had a tendency of breaking _________. 10 minutes later, it did.  We got __________ the car, grabbed our belongings, and went to a nearby minivan station.  After 30 minutes, a van pulled up and we got ________ and sat down.  The van arrived at Kanchanaburi on time — we got ___________ around 5pm.  We took our luggage and got ________ the minivan. The only problem we had with everything that entire weekend was a broken Ford Focus!

Transcribed Season 3 – Episode 19

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3: Episode 16 – Speaking Skill – Becoming a Good Conversationalist

As a non-native English speaker, it’s important to become an active listener.  Becoming an active listener revolves around attentively listening to the other speaker.  Yes, it’s important to speak, too, but you will be liked very quickly if you ask people questions that they WANT to answer.

“So if you aspire to be a good conversationalist, be an attentive listener. To be interesting, be interested. Ask questions that other persons will enjoy answering. Encourage them to talk about themselves and their accomplishments.

Remember that the people you are talking to are a hundred times more interested in themselves and their wants and problems than they are in you and your problems.”

Some people are very good at this in and around Thailand because they ask the best questions that they know I would LOVEEEE to answer.  Example, “so what got you into personal development? Why do you love teaching? What are your goals? How did you overcome the obstacles in your life?” I can go on for HOURS about these topics; therefore, it makes them a great listener and conversationalist.

Follow-Up question technique

Let’s get into the basics. If you ask someone, “where are you from” and they say “Greenland,” do you know how many questions you can make from that?

  • Omg! I’ve never met anyone from Greenland! This is exciting!

The person is now feeling the excitement and they’re even more excited to get talking.  Don’t talk about your travels, stay focused and on topic with them.

  • What are some things I can do in Greenland if I go there?
  • Would you recommend any flights? How are the people?
  • Places to eat? How’s daylight there since it’s far up north? Northern lights?
  • Where else have you traveled and what brings you here?

If the other person wants to speak, that’s at least 20 minutes of conversation and more follow-up questions.  You will become this person’s best friend because you have a general interest in what they have to say.

Help those tourists!

Only way to build confidence is to genuinely be in-tune when a tourist asks a question.  I don’t want you to just smile, but really move out of your own way to help them.

Two months ago I saw two foreigners lost on the BTS and they were talking about going somewhere. They asked me where, and I told them they can get off at one particular stop.  I then went on my phone and saw that the station they were going to was not on my side of town, so I quickly told them what to do, get off at Saphan Taksin, go downstairs and take the pier to #8 where Thon Buri train station will be.  They were unbelievably grateful.  This is called doing for others without any expectation of getting anything back.

If a foreigner comes to you (and the Japanese are magicians at this), take them or at least direct them where to go.  Don’t just point and walk away like a douche (lots of people in Hong kong were like that, lol). If you’re trying to think about it, put your hand on your chin to show them you’re thinking and you’re not just being a douche.

Here are a couple techniques for this week and stay tuned for more!

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 8 – Building Your Confidence – Round 2

Welcome back to another episode, everyone! I’ve got some things you can do to improve your confidence, but most importantly, your friends make all the difference in the world.

  1. Remember that perfect doesn’t exist.  You need to focus on improvement only.  Perfection or being a perfectionist is a gateway to a discontent life.  The most important things to focus on are what you’re good at and what you enjoy.
  2. Try new things.  This is called getting out of your comfort zone.  When you get out of your comfort zone, realize that you’re going to face and hit a lot of rejection.  When this happens, you’ll be more prone to crawling back in your hole.  Don’t do that.  Face the failures of life and learn from them.
  3. Do exercise.  This will help you reduce stress and become healthier and happier.
  4. Have realistic goals.  I know, this is controversial topic, but if you’re taking a TOEIC or IELTS examination, aiming for an overall 8.5 or a 900 on TOEIC is unrealistic.  It’s good to visualize it, but you’re going to be let down time after time.  Having goals about learning English, vocabulary, and all other facets is the golden key to success.
  5. Celebrate your achievements.  This is crucial.  Got a compliment from a foreigner about your pronunciation? Celebrate it.  Understand a song more than before? Celebrate it!  Anytime you learn or achieve the small goals, please celebrate it!
  6. Be confident in your own opinions, ideas, and feelings.  This is especially important.  This will give you the self-esteem you don’t have.  If you’re not confidence, everything else will fall off.
  7. Make contributions.  Help a classmate who is having trouble.  Give your parents a hand at home.  Give someone at work a compliment.  Help the blind lady (which I’ve done before) navigate her way up the stairs.  Do it without expectation though!

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Review of Season II & Highlights!

I told everyone I would make a blog/newsletter, highlighting the memorable journey that was commenced on June the 20th.  Here it is! Here are some highlights of some of the top podcasts, international guest speakers, and more!

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This was one of the top podcasts of the season.  Articles, which are often confused, can be even more confusing if you don’t know how to use “a” and “the.”  So, here’s the podcast down below for you guys to listen to!

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International Guest Speaker – Philippines

Val, who’s a Filipino living in Cebu, was kind enough to join me for the biggest podcast play in season 1.  She’s an international school teacher with an American accent, something that’s very interesting (and she learned by mimicking everything a foreigner said).  It was sad to finish the podcast early because of loud noises in the hotel, but here’s a nice little feature of that episode in the link down below.

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International Guest Speaker – Indonesia

One of my favorites! This singer, who I found on soundcloud, has a gorgeous voice and is doing great things in life.  Mashye, who lives in Jakarta, joined me on a podcast late at night (and I’m emphasizing that because my energy is quite low).  Here’s the link!

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Different Uses of Get

This was another ground-breaker for ESL students, having problems using get in collocation form.

 

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Noun Suffixes

Prefixes and suffixes can change the meaning of any base form.  It could make it a noun, adjective, or even a negative.  Here’s a podcast and a blog on just that.

 

 

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Phrasal Verbs – Reading & Writing

Phrasal verbs are often confused with students who are learning English.  These phrasal verbs can also be confused with idioms.  There are phrasal verbs that are associated with a variety of different things, but in this episode, I decided to cover some that are associated with reading and writing.

 

These, along with a few others, helped a lot of students over the course of the season.  So, if you guys are interested in more videos, be sure to click the links below to get the podcast and follow me on social media for more updates!

 

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Interviewee #18 – Soheir Ghanem on All Things E-Commerce

Soheir is the host of the eCommerce QueenBOSS podcast, a public speaker and a Fashion eCommerce entrepreneur. 

Through her podcast and programs, she helps creative entrepreneurs to build an eCommerce business that sparks passion, and creates wealth in their lives, so they can share their gifts with the world, even if they’re just starting out or have no marketing knowledge.

She specializes in Consumer Psychology and Experience Marketing.  Here are the show notes, links, and other things.

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Get in touch with Soheir Ghanam from France

– All the things about eCommerce.

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Things we discussed:

  • Introduction of Soheir and how Soheir started.
  • What are the types of e-commerce?
  • E-commerce has different business models.
  • Customers will be your unique selling points.
  • Team building and brand building.
  • Customers and employees retainment.
  • What is the shortcut for a beginner who wants to sell on their website?
  • Consider your preferences and your goals.
  • The necessary tools that you need based on your preferences.
  • WordPress and plugins.
  • The challenges of learning curve for non – techies and the ROI on learning curve.
  • Social learning on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Their differences are huge.
  • What is Soheir’s opinion on Facebook advertisement?
  • Content is king and video craft and editing is important.
  • What is the 3 important features for a beginner’s website?
  • Loading of the website, graphic designing and design of the layouts are important.
  • Who are you trying to reach for your products?
  • Is email marketing effective?
  • Are newsletters are effective?
  • Personalisation of your newsletters.
  • Landing pages.
  • Branding has a variety.
  • Do different platforms like personal website, Shopify and Facebook have its advantages and disadvantages?
  • Talking about hidden fees in Shopify.
  • You need to brand yourself for being legit.
  • What Soheir’s insight on Instagram influencer marketers?
  • Seek information about an Instagram influencer marketers’ numbers of followers and people who follow them.
  • A monthly marketing budget is important.
  • Get some references from others about Instagram influencer marketers and do your research about them.

 

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The Disruption of Industries Are Coming (longread) Part II

Job recruiters or recruitment agencies have already been displaced by websites like LinkedIn, Indeed.com, and Monster. Also, Craigslist has been replaced by other kinds of classified advertisements and other classified websites. If you just browse your social media like Facebook and Twitter, you can see many hiring managers leveraging those social media platforms for recruitment.

Uber, Lyft, and other car-sharing apps are disrupting the traditional taxi, rental cars and chauffeur companies, as well car ownership.

Airbnb, Booking.com, Trivago and HomeAway are disrupting the traditional homestays, traveller inns, hotel and motel industry.

Driverless cars, such as those being developed by Google, will be the next big thing that replaces all sorts of driving jobs like bus and truck drivers.

Drone technology may revolutionize the way products are delivered that will disrupt the traditional postman and post office clerk works. Amazon is trying to make that a reality in deploying drones as part of their delivery services. Drones may also replace air traffic controllers. For years to come, fighter pilots have been replaced by drones on numerous military missions. Also, Drone technology will pose a great threat to logistic companies like UPS, fast food delivery riders and postmen because logistic companies and fast food companies would deploy their drone devices to send goods and deliver a set of pizza to their customers’ doorsteps without the need for workers. Amazon and some fast food companies are already implementing these technologies.

3D printing is growing rapidly, and the technology is becoming better and faster. In a next few years, manufacturing a wide variety of goods could disrupt the manufacturing industry and diminish the importance of logistics and inventory management. Also, it is capable of lowering the cost for home ownership, too, in the next few years, as well as being capable of saving lives with prosthetic limbs and organs that scientists and medical professions have already been successful in doing.

Fast food workers will be the next big disruption because Fast food companies already invested in computerized kiosks which can take orders without the need for manpower. Retail cashiers have also been displaced at supermarkets and big box stores with self-checkout lines for customers to do their own checkout and some even already deployed robots to do human work and serve customers better

Online educational sites like Massively Open Online Courses with platforms like Udemy, Lynda/LinkedIn Learning, Coursera, Udacity, edx, Skillcrush, Codecademy, Team Treehouse and other online platforms have already offered leading university and college courses for free or for a fraction of the cost. This would allow the brick and mortar university and college professors to go freelance and run their courses which is known as  micro-education or micro-colleges/universities.

YouTube, NetFlix and Hulu already disrupted the traditional television programmes, cable or satellite TV with a cheaper cost and a wide variety of programmes and movies. This gave people a preference to stream online.

Digital music started with the booming of the MP3 format, later, when Napster came along, it caused the traditional music stores like Tower Records to go bankrupt, due to poor sales. After the bankruptcy of Napster due to heavy fines for their copyright violation — then came along the Limewire, a P2P software that allowed MP3 downloads for free that caused another revolution that was eating the market of a traditional music store until the platform was closed down. However, the birth of Spotify and iTunes digital download and Apple Music, it allowed people to opt for the streaming music services that allow people to download or stream online for their favourite music.

Libraries and librarians are moving online because of the giant free service of Wikipedia have replaced the multi-volume encyclopedia and giant libraries. Here, the librarians used to help people find information and conduct research; now it can be done individually over the internet.

There was a saying ‘Farmers will be sitting idle to dictate things to his machines while his dogs would stand guard beside his master’, this rings true as more food than ever is being produced in the US.

Law will be the next disruption as with the advancement of software like legal technology firms in London already deplying advanced software like Casetext to ease the pain of legal research, making legal documentation easier than ever before. Some have already gone to a further extent to automate the jobs of paralegals, solicitors and law clerks in the near future. Also, with the advancement of AI, a law firm, the BakerHostetler in the US, hired their first robot lawyer to oversee their bankruptcy cases. Legal professions will be replaced by automation where one day you will shake the hands of an AI or a robot to represent you in the courtroom to argue your case and defend you! Now with the advancement of smart contract, legal documentation for contracts and other forms of the contract will once again be facing disruption where one-day legal profession will be fully automated.

E-commerce will be the disrupting the traditional brick and mortar shopping complexes, malls and convenience stores at a fast pace. When eBay came to the market in the 90s, it took the world by storm because you can sell and buy; even trade your goods and unwanted goods to other buyers so that you won’t waste your unwanted goods in your storeroom for people who were real fans of garage items or love buying second-hand goods as an antique. However, with Amazon, an online shopping website where it sold goods, services, Mp3 music and renting movies with the recent Amazon Prime subscription plans, has taken off in the US.  Many small shopping complexes and convenience stores were vacated at a rapid rate because people flooded to shop online on Amazon and eBay.

 

Stephen Covey’s Levels of Communication: Low, Trust, High

Levels of communication.  Yes.  This is extremely important on so many levels.  If you look at the chart I’ve created, you can probably indicate not only what category you fall into, but everyone else you know. Let’s do a breakdown of the three levels.

Lowest Communication

Low-trust situations, period.  If you’re in a relationship where you’re unsure of the other person and what he/she is doing, you’re falling into this trap.  Let me tell you why.  You’re more than likely developing defensiveness, protectiveness, and often legalistic language, as Stephen Covey has said.

To be honest, most people are in this category.  If you eavesdrop on conversations in public, to what’s happening in your friendship circle, to work, to your own family. There’s a lot of chatter and assumptions that happen and we often conjure up ideas of what another person MAY be doing, but it’s because we lack communication. Simple as that.  There’s no trust and it will always be a win/lose, or lose/win situation.

Middle Positioning

This is more of a respectful level.  This is how fairly MATURE people interact (and I emphasize mature because there aren’t that many mature adults whom I’ve worked with the past five years in Thailand — lol). However, these people have respect for each other.  They love avoiding the ugly confrontations, and so they communicate politely but not empathically.

Respectful communication works in independent situations and even in interdependent situations, but the creative possibilities are not opened up.  In interdependent situations compromise is the position usually taken.  The communication isn’t defensive, protective, or angry; it is honest and genuine.

The Third Alternative & An Example

It’s vacation time, and a husband wants to take his family out to the lake country to enjoy camping and fishing.  This is important to him; he’s been planning all year.  He’s made reservations at a cottage on the lake and arranged to rent a boat, and his sons are really excited about going.

His wife, however, wants to use the vacation time to visit her ailing mother some 250 miles away.  She doesn’t have the opportunity to see her very often, and this is important to her.

Their differences could be the cause of a major negative experience.

This could be a sure lose-lose situation.  The father can say, “I’ll have to cancel and lose all this money,” and the wife would say, “I have one mother! Where’s your sympathy!”

“The plans are set.  The boys are excited.  We should go on the fishing trip!” – Father

“But we don’t know how much longer my mother will be around, and I want to be by her,” she replies. “This is our only opportunity to have enough time to do that.”

“All year long we’ve looked forward to this one-week vacation.  The boys would be miserable sitting around grandmother’s house for a week.  They’d drive everybody crazy.  Besides, your mother’s not that sick.  And she has your sister less than a mile away to take care of her.”

“She’s my mother, too.  I want to be with her.” – Mother

“You could phone her every night.  and we’re planning to spend time with her at the Christmas family reunion. Remember?” – Father

“That’s not for five months.  We don’t even know if she’ll still be here by then.  Besides, she needs me, and she wants me.”

“She’s being well taken care of.  Besides, the boys and I need you, too.”

“My mother is more important than fishing.”

“Your husband and sons are more important than your mother.”

See, this can transpire and unfold into a back and forth argument.  Neither party will win and they’ll eventually split up. Boys go with daddy and mom goes with mom.

Both feel guilty and unhappy.  The boys sense it, and it affects their enjoyment on the vacation.

The husband may give in, but he does so grudgingly.

Mother might give in but she’s withdrawn from all activities because her mother’s health is far more important.

Whatever compromise the finally agree on, it could be rehearsed over the years.  Hostility will begin to manifest and the relationship will slowly deteriorate.

Or Maybe!!!……

If they have cultivated the habits of effective interdependence, they approach their differences from an entirely different paradigm.  Their communication is on a higher level.

Because they have a high Emotional Bank Account, they trust and open communication in their marriage.  Because they think win/win, they believe in a third alternative, a solution that is mutually beneficial.  Because they listen empathically and seek first to understand, they create within themselves and between them a comprehensive picture of the values and the concerns that need to be taken into account in making a decision.

High Emotional Bank Account Ingredients In The Podcast

https://www.spreaker.com/user/thearseniobuckshow/stephen-coveys-levels-of-communication-l

Stephen Covey’s Synergistic Communication: Foreword & Classroom Synergy

Phew, another golden chapter from one of the most golden-led books in the realm of personal development.

When you communicate synergistically, you are simply opening your mind and heart and expressions to new possibilities, new alternatives, new options.

You’re not sure when you engage in synergistic communication how things will work out or what the end will look like, but you do have an inward sense of excitement and security and adventure, believing that it will be significantly better than it was before.

Boom! Now, I’m going to relate to a particular group of people who are finding it extremely hard to open their mind and heart to new possibilities — Americans.

With what I talked about yesterday in terms of what’s happening around the world, America is in desperate need of help — period.  Roseanne Barr, who was a sitcom actress, spouted and spewed some hateful remarks towards an African American.  Americans on one side said, “ohhh, that’s not racist! That’s not this! That’s not that!” completely shoving aside the fact that if they had listened empathically, and I mean with empathy, they’ve could’ve opened up a new side of themselves.  A side that’s so desperately needed in America today with the racial issues that are making waves on the nasty, WMD platforms (weapons of mass distraction).

Many people have not really experienced even a moderate degree of synergy in their family life or in other interactions.  They’ve been trained and scripted into defensive and protective communications or into believing that life or other people can’t be trusted.

And as you can see, this is why so many barriers are created in the world.

This represents one of the great tragedies and wastes in life, because so much potential remains untapped — completely undeveloped and unused.  Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential.  They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives.

They may have memories of some unusually creative experiences, perhaps in athletics, where they were involved in a real team spirit for a period of time.  or perhaps they were in an emergency situation where people cooperated to an unusually high degree and submerged ego and pride in an effort to save someone’s life or produce a solution to a crisis.

To many, such events may seem unusual, almost out of character with life, even miraculous.  But this is not so.  These things can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people’s lives.

Classroom Synergy

I’ll never forget a university class I taught in leadership philosophy and style.  We were about three weeks into a semester when, in the middle of a presentation, one person started to relate some very powerful personal experiences which were both emotional and insightful.  A spirit of humility and reverence fell upon the class — reverence toward this individual and appreciate for his courage.

We abandoned the old syllabus, the purchased textbooks and all the presentation plans, and we set up new purposes and projects and assignments.  We became so excited about what was happening that in about three more weeks, we all sensed an overwhelming desire to share what was happening with others.

We decided to write a book containing our learnings and insights on the subject of our study — principles of leadership.  Assignments were changed, new projects undertaken, new teams formed.  People worked much harder than they ever would have in the original class structure.

Out of this experience emerged an extremely unique, cohesive, and synergistic culture that did not end with the semester.

I’ve had a many of experiences like this that I have spoken about in my podcast down below.

https://www.spreaker.com/user/thearseniobuckshow/stephen-covey-s-synergistic-communicatio